Wildfire danger still present in NW Oklahoma

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Despite some rains this week, northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle remain under high fire dangers reported the Oklahoma Forestry Division.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Division said, “Friday is of particular concern ahead of another cold front that pushes near-critical to critical fire weather into northwestern/western Oklahoma and storm chances further east.”

Rainfall in some parts of north central Oklahoma offered only a bit of a respite from recent fire activity. Temperatures into the 70s and 80s and south winds at 12-17 mph with higher gusts will drive fire rates.